Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.
James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.
The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.
Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.
This is a Marauder tale.
This is a story of what made them special.
This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.
OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.
Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.
I have read through Chapter 15 and I LOVE it!
I truly enjoy reading your work and cannot wait until more is added.
Congrats on a wonderful, engaging piece of work.
Author's Response: WOW! Thank you very much. The next chapter is with my beta so once she's okay'd it, I shall be submitting. Thanks again ~Carole~
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. He’d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remus’ comfort. He’s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?
Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.
I love it! I am sorry you had trouble with it, but I am glad you struggled through.
Author's Response: Thanks very much, and glad you're enjoying the story. Actually this turned out to be one of my favourite chapters. ~Carole~
Okay - I love it, but I need more...
You have done a fantastic job here - again!!
Author's Response: There is more, I just need a time-turner to get everything written.
"James Sirius Potter, it is the judgment of the Wizengamot that you have been found guilty. You knowingly, in possession of sound mind and body, used the Cruciatus Curse and the Killing Curse in the intentional torture and murder of one Gregory Goyle the Third."
James Potter was going to Azkaban for the rest of his natural life, and his whole family was in shambles. His wife and child have fled the country, his sister was missing, and his parents were a wreck. However, James knew that he had larger problems: his guilt was coming more and more in question.
Though he knew that James was withholding information about the circumstances of the murder of which he had been found guilty, Harry had secrets of his own; however, even he could not handle this torrent of trouble alone. Can Harry trust his darkest confidences to anyone? Even family?
How will the Potter clan stop the downward spiral into pain and disaster, and can they recover what they've lost?
This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Next-Generation Story.
Wow! Fantastic work.
I truly enjoyed reading this and the only thing was that I couldn't take it with me to keep reading.
Thank you so much! I know what you mean about not being able to take fan fics with you. Each time I travel, I copy/paste a bunch of fan fics onto my laptop so I have something to do at the airport and on the plane. I do think that I'll get around to, some day, turning my stories into PDFs that are compatible with eReaders, so that way, I can hopefully keep up with the changing technology and give readers an opportunity to take my work with them like any other book.
Thank you for reading and reviewing, and I hope I run into you again sometime on my review page. :)